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Age-related reactions to a traumatic event

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This informational handout provides an overview of how children and adolescents may react to natural and human-caused disasters that they experience as traumatic. It describes the reactions that are typical among specific age ranges and offers tips for parents and other caregivers, school staff, health care practitioners, and community members to help children and adolescents cope.
Authoring Agency
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)